From the hundred spectators on the Borgo Maggiore sports field, to Wembley's 90,000, Aldo Simoncini's life is a paradox. You've probably never heard of him before but his career in soccer is a striking example of human endurance.
The first week of the 2014 NFL season is in the books and already things are looking rather insane. With just this tip of the iceberg in mind, here are some predictions I've brought back from the astral realm for football fans this fall.
We sent photographers Björn Kietzmann and Jermain Raffington into the streets of Berlin last night to get a feel for how the country is celebrating after the biggest German national event since Angela Merkel's (alleged) nude pics.
Germany is the most popular international soccer team in China. Beyond the immediate visual evidence—hordes of locals walking around in Germany shirts—we know this thanks to a survey conducted at the beginning of this year. I partied with some of the Deut…
When Algeria advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup by drawing with Russia the immigrant-filled area around the Barbès – Rochechouart Metro station exploded in a raucous celebration of spontaneous joy.
Maybe I should have been offended by the concept of a pub just for ladies, but there's something incredibly practical about being able to have your eyebrows waxed at the same time as you watch a soccer match.
Growing up, real football was for Americans and soccer was for people who spoke other languages while doing jobs with their hands. We've appropriated everything they owned, why not gentrify our own damn soccer team?
One of our UK writers explains a 4-5-1, whether there is a draft in European soccer, and a bunch of stuff about strikers. Consider this all you need to sound smart while watching the World Cup in a bar for the next month.
For years, I willingly did the economics homework for a number of student athletes. To this day, I don't regret it. Helping them cheat doesn't seem any more unethical than forcing them to learn about how "great" capitalism is in the first place.